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Sharit K Bhowmik: (1948–2016)

The incredibly active lifespan of an activist sociologist who devoted his career and skills to study the capacity of the Indian working class and even intervened to enhance it, came to an end on 8 September 2016 in Bangkok. Sharit K Bhowmik had gone there for a workshop on labour issues. This brief note is a personal tribute to him.

Bhowmik’s association with the EPW was a long-standing one. Besides contributing regularly to its pages till November 2015, he also wrote as a special correspondent (during the 1980s) on Indian plantations in general and the North Bengal tea zone in particular. Later, he was also entrusted with the responsibility of co-editing the Labour Studies special issues of the journal for several years.

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Updated On : 27th Jan, 2017

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